Music from the Gate 10 Band and Friday Night Dance Band will be performed at New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club Jamboree on Saturday, March 12. The music will start at 6 p.m. at 117 Edwards Hall at the NRCC in Dublin. The NRCC requires all individuals to wear masks indoors and social distancing protocols will be adhered to.
Gate 10 members – Addie Levy, Gabe Scott and Jared Houseman – are joined by Jacob Wright and Raistlin Brabson. Individually, this group has years of experience in the bluegrass world, traveling the entire east coast playing traditional Appalachian music. This group is sure to bring great energy to any stage and ensure a good time for everyone.
The Friday Night Dance Band is an old school band from Callaway. Over the years, the band has played many different venues, including jam sessions at Cannaday’s Store in Boones Mill and the Floyd Country Store, as well as regular fundraising shows at the Floyd Fire Department. The band also received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly for their contributions to the community of Redwood and the town of Rocky Mount, where they performed for charity dances.
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Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include Anderson Audiology, Dublin; August Jewelers & Boutique Inc., Radford; Castle Rock Insurance Agency, Pearisburg; Estes Auto & Truck Parts Inc., driver; First Community Bank, Pulaski; Food City; Gregory Seeding and Landscaping Company, Pulaski; Martin Pharmacy, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Dublin; Pulaski Patriot, Pulaski; SERVPRO, Montgomery and Pulaski counties; and Southern Furniture Warehouse, Radford.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the show. Free entry; however, donations will be accepted to help offset musicians’ travel expenses. Jamborees are usually held on the second Saturday of each month until April at the NRCC, a venue affiliated with Crooked Road.
For more information about the NRCC Fiddle, Banjo and Dance Club, please contact Tim Jones at 674-3625 or visit www.nr.edu/fiddle.
– Submitted by Kelly Kaiser